Weaving Baskets

I am always thrilled when we have other teachers come to The Studio to offer classes for us.  Yesterday we had a marvelous teacher, Anne Bowers, share her skills with us.

She made basket makers out of all of us!  Imagine that…in just 4 hours we made these amazing little Potato Masher Baskets.

If you missed this one be sure to watch for the next one.  She has promised to come back soon for another session.  Can’t wait!


The Challenge

20170912_064822A few weeks ago my cousin and several friends share photos with me on Facebook for a really beautiful shawl in crochet.  I searched for a pattern but couldn’t find one so I decided to try to make it up.  Here is the start.  I have lots of embellishments to add to it.  The original has lots of flowers and roses.  I hope to be able to show you the finished one next week.

The gang from Sanders Ranch (Battlefield Equestrian Center in Manassas) returned to The  Studio yesterday to paint more of their wonderful pets.  Awesome!  I have such a good time with them…painting, laughing, eating and drinking.  This is a fun group!

A No-Sew Basket

Coming soon…a class for this cute little No-Sew Fabric Basket.  This one can be large or small…and the class will be good for adults as well as older kids.  And get this….I am using mine as a Yarn Bowl.  20170910_072814Can you believe it?!  This was fun to make and I can’t wait to see what colors and designs we come up with.  Fun!  Click here to register.

We always have exciting things happening at The Studio but over the next few weeks we have an awesome line-up.  Take a look…or better yet, join us to create something wonderful!

2014-05-20_18-51-37_24 (002)September 12th-Learn to Basket Weave – This is a first for The Studio.  Let’s make this cute Potato Masher basket.  Click here to Register.

pet-portraits-hebb-arnoldSeptember 16th – Paint Your Pets – This one is sold out but there is a few seats left for the one on October 21st.  Click here to Register

Sunflower QuiltSeptember 17th- Sunflower Rag Quilt – Isn’t this one FABULOUS?!  It’s sold out but we will do it again at the first of the year.  If you don’t have any sewing experience you should plan to take the regular Rag Quilt class coming up on October 15th so you’ll have the skills you need to make the more difficult flower quilt.

Crochet InfinitySeptember 21st-Learn to Crochet….we will be making this terrific and super easy scarf.  It’s a great way to learn to crochet so you’ll have to basics to move on to more difficult stitches.  Register here. Belle Grove ViewSeptember 24th – Paint a Large Landscape (View from Belle Grove) – Since we are painting super big canvas space will be limited for this one.  But it’s going to be really fun!  Click here to Register.

Van-Gogh.-Starry-Night-469x376September 26th – Famous Painter Party – We are painting Van Gogh’s Starry Night for this one!  What fun!!!  Click here to Register.


20170818_062255September 30th – Pizza and Paint – A Fundraiser for the Hospital Auxiliary.  We’ll be painting a wonderful Fall Landscape.  Click here to Register

20170829_140856October 10th-Crochet Like Knit-This stitch is versital and gorgeous.  Come learn this one by  Registering here.


October 13th- Phoenix Project Fundraiser..  This one is a beautiful door with tons of flowers.  Click here to Register.

rag-quilt-teal-dogsOctober 15th- Rag Quilt Class- This is a beginner class so if you need to learn to sew be sure to come to this one and get the skills and practice you need to move on to more difficult projects.   Register here.

20170814_191038October 22nd – Let’s Swing – A Paint Party at Shenandoah Living.  Click here to Register.

What a line up.  I know you see something here you want to try.  And this weekend we are adding even more to the schedule!

I had a few minutes to finish the Plein Air Sunflower paintings from Monday’s Paint Out at Burnside Sunflower Farms.  (Read about that here.) Today may be another Paint Out day.  We are planning to paint at Barrel Oak Winery.  Let’s hope we can make it.  Why not come paint with us?!

We enjoyed more work with sunflowers yesterday as the kids painted a lovely painting featuring a big flower. Nice work!